Environment is the first section in the Options menu. Here you can find all common settings, such as UI, startup behavior, recognition of files, etc.
This block allows you to select the UI theme of the IDE and its different settings, set the number of items in the Window menu and recently used lists, enable / disable the status bar, and set the behavior of the Close and Auto Hide buttons.
How often the IDE should save AutoRecover information and how long the IDE should keep it.
The rules of working with files, such as detecting outside changes, enabling editing read-only files, options for opening the documents, the Undo function, and showing Miscellaneous files in the Solution Explorer (the last option may be useful in work on logs, for example).
Find and Replace
Additional settings for the Find and Replace Options: displaying informational and warning messages, and the option to populate the Find What window with text from the editor.
Fonts and Colors
All the settings related to the interface of the editor.
You can select some necessary option from the list Display items or filter this list using the drop-down list Show settings for.
To change the interface of an item, select the necessary options in one or all following fields:
- Foreground and Background colors (you can select a color from a list or set your custom one using a palette).
At any time, you are able to roll back all your changes for an item clicking on the Use Default button.
Import and Export Settings
Here you can set the folder where the IDE will automatically save your user settings, or select a file with a team's settings for better collaboration.
The options for customizing the hotkeys for almost all the commands.
An ability to enable / disable the Quick Launch functionality and configure its options, such as showing search results, and shortcuts.
Here you can set the behavior of the IDE during startup.
Tabs and Windows
This section allows you to manage tabs and windows of the IDE: the behavior of the tab well, how to show pinned tabs, if the IDE should show the preview tab and how, and the behavior of auto-hidden windows.